By William H. Miller
In this interesting booklet, William H. Miller appears at the various more moderen failures to have befallen the sea liners of the realm. specific realization is paid to the Andrea Doria, which ignited fierce debate and received foreign infamy because it sunk in 1956 at a value of greater than fifty lives – nonetheless, at the present time, the worst maritime catastrophe in American waters for over a century. Others featured contain the Normandie, stated to be the main wonderful Atlantic liner of all time, former Blue Riband-holder SS Rex and lots of others.
Utilising an intensive choice of infrequent photographs, Miller sheds gentle not just at the mess ups themselves, but in addition years of devoted carrier ahead of catastrophe. Captured either of their pomp and within the aftermath in their darkest hour, this gorgeous choice of infrequent pictures is vital to somebody with an curiosity in ocean-liner historical past or maritime disasters.
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